The No Child Left Behind policy changed publishing when it first was implemented. Now the focus is shifting away from that and toward the Common Core.
This is a hot topic with publishers right now. The focus is on helping young readers gather facts and learn how to think.
This means that there is a renewed focus on nonfiction titles for young readers, particularly middle-grade chapter books. Publishers are looking for things that are fun to read, a little quirky, and especially things that don’t read like homework.
Have something that fits the bill? Dig it out…today! Hone your pitch to this new trend and fire it out!